What is Infection Control?
Indoor surfaces and air may look and smell clean. But time and again it may be contaminated with harmful microorganisms that contain airborne and viral diseases. One such disease is Swine Flu which causes several deaths in India every year. It is contagious and spreads from person to person in various common ways which include:
- Breathing in air-borne droplets from infected person
- Consuming food or water contaminated with a virus
- Indirect transmission from person to person possibly from pests such as mosquito, tick, or rats
Touching surfaces containing viruses (cross contamination)
We often hear the quote prevention is better than cure, which we couldn’t emphasize more when it comes to airborne and viral diseases. Infected person can have life-threatening complications, such as dehydration, bacterial pneumonia, and other secondary bacterial infections and are especially riskier for those who are young or very old. There are many ways to prevent you and people you care about from getting these deadly diseases.
How Do I Prevent Viral and Airborne Disease from Spreading?
Pest Act has designed an effective treatment which offers peace of mind to an establishment for infection control, known as Pest Act Clean Air Programme (CAP)
However, for those that prefer to have a hygienic living or working environment, this surface sterilisation treatment can be introduced to your premises routinely to safe keep you and the people you care about. When there’s less microbes present, there is a reduced likelihood of cross infection.
Pest Act C.A.P. uses a unique formulation with a powerful composition that surpasses all the other disinfectants. In terms of efficacy, it has been proven highly effective against 65 strains of virus in over 19 viral families, 400 strains of bacteria and over 100 strains of fungi, including airborne and viral diseases such as Avian Influenza (H5N1), Influenza A (H1N1) virus and Hand, Foot & Mouth Disease.
Why Do You Need Pest Act CAP?
- Reduce the risk of cross infection in an enclosed area
- Safe and comfortable environment offers peace of mind
- Responsible action to take during pandemic outbreak
How Is It Done?
Step 1: Our trained technicians will be fully equipped with PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) for this treatment.
Step 2: An effective disinfectant solution is prepared on the premises and this chemical is exclusive to Pest Act.
Step 3: Aerial disinfection service will be carried out using misting machine. Customers have to ensure the covering of all sensitive equipment such as computers and photocopier machines with plastic sheets and AC’s need to be turned off prior to the treatment being carried.
Step 4: Treatment area to be enclosed before ventilation and exposed with disinfectant solution for a minimum of 6 hours. Then the treated area should be ventilated for 2 hours at least.
What is Pest Proofing?
Pest proofing is basically sealing entry points or potential areas in a building where pest could enter. Although it sounds simple but it will be assessed from many other factors. For example the structure and age of the building, external environment e.g. whether the plot of land next to you is a rubber tree plantation or rubbish dump, your business industry and whether it’s for your home.
Pest proofing is part of our Integrated Pest Management Program (IPM) which is a holistic approach towards pest risk management by utilizing proactive control methods.
We can work closely with you by providing a comprehensive property inspection to fully understand your requirements. We will then assess and provide you recommendations so that you can carry out effective proofing measures. We are familiar with regulatory standards and controls and auditing standards to better support you.
Pest & Hygiene Awareness Program
Pest-free conditions can only be created and maintained if all members of your staff are made aware of the problems that pests can cause and are reminded of what they can do to prevent pest issues. The aim of Pest and Hygiene Awareness Programs is to provide training about pests specific to your industry and good hygiene practices that can prevent infestation. Basic pest knowledge will help you spot the presence of pests early and help prevent the risk of contamination.
Pest Act Field Biologists who are well versed in the nature of various pests and their control methods educate your staff about good practices they can follow to create a pest free work environment.